• Successful hedge-fund managers are good at coming up with well-defined investment strategies to make money for their clients.
  • Hedge-fund managers usually charge their clients a management fee and take a percentage of the profits.
  • Here are the richest hedge-fund managers in the world, based on Forbes‘ 2019 billionaires report, in ascending order of their net worth.

Hedge-fund managers are good at coming up with well-defined investment strategies to make money for their clients.

Historically, these managers have charged a 2% management fee and take around 20% of the annual profit they make for their clients. While some active funds have decreased fees to attract investors, successful managers have still been able to make a ton of money by managing the capital of their clients.

Using Forbes 2019 report, Markets Insider compiled a list of the wealthiest hedge-fund billionaires. Here are the richest hedge-fund managers in the world, in ascending order of their net worth.


Stanley Druckenmiller

REUTERS/Brendan McDermidFirm: Duquesne Capital Management

Net worth: $4.6 billion

Rank: 413

Source: Forbes

Robert Ziff

Firm: Ziff Brothers Investments

Net worth: $4.8 billion

Rank: 379

Source: Forbes


Dirk Ziff

Patrick McMullan/Getty ImagesFirm: Ziff Brothers Investments

Net worth: $4.8 billion

Rank: 379

Source: Forbes


Dan Ziff (Left)

New York Social DiaryFirm: Ziff Brothers Investments

Net worth: $4.8 billion

Rank: 379

Source: Forbes


John Paulson

ReutersFirm: Paulson & Co.

Net worth: $5 billion

Rank: 355

Source: Forbes


Paul Tudor Jones

REUTERS/Eduardo MunozFirm: Tudor Investment

Net worth: $5.1 billion

Rank: 343

Source: Forbes


Bruce Kovner

Firm: Caxton Associates

Net worth: $5.2 billion

Rank: 337

Source: Forbes


David Siegel

Two SigmaFirm: Two Sigma

Net worth: $6.1 billion

Rank: 267

Source: Forbes


John Overdeck

John HopkinsFirm: Two Sigma

Net worth: $6.1 billion

Rank: 267

Source: Forbes


Izzy Englander

Phil McCarten/ReutersFirm: Millennium Management

Net worth: $6.4 billion

Rank: 252

Source: Forbes


David Shaw

Firm: D.E. Shaw & Co.

Net worth: $7 billion

Rank: 209

Source: Forbes


Michael Platt

Bloomberg TVFirm: BlueCrest Capital Management

Net worth: $8 billion

Rank: 183

Source: Forbes


David Tepper

Bloomberg TVFirm: Appaloosa Management

Net worth: $11.6 billion

Rank: 118

Source: Forbes


Ken Griffin

Screenshot YouTube/Milken InstituteFirm: Citadel

Net worth: $11.7 billion

Rank: 117

Source: Forbes


Steve Cohen

Point72Firm: Point72 Asset Management

Net worth: $12.9 billion

Rank: 101

Source: Forbes


Ray Dalio

Brian Snyder/ReutersFirm: Bridgewater Associates

Net worth: $18.4 billion

Rank: 57

Source: Forbes


Jim Simons

Ted TalkFirm: Renaissance Technologies

Net worth: $21.5 billion

Rank: 44

Source: Forbes

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